Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.
|Date of Injury:
|D.O.B/Age when admitted:
|Cause of Incident:
Crashed in a Wellington returning from operation.
|Transferred to QVH:
Burns to face and hands.
|No. of Operations at East Grinstead:
This is to certify that the patient mentioned below and whose description is stated hereon is the authorised holder of this Identity card.
Anderson (known as Andy)
|Age at Death:
Anderson enlisted in the RAF Volunteer Reserve in February 1943, and was called up for training in May. Anderson crashed at Denmead, near Portsmouth, in January, on return from a nickeling operation (dropping propaganda leaflets) over Beauvais, north of Paris. He was taken to Cosham Hospital in Bristol, before being transferred to QVH three days later.
He was discharged from the RAF in February 1946 as he could no longer fulfil the physical requirements.
One of the youngest Guinea Pigs.
OTU - Operational Training Unit